A Comparison of Grass-Legume Mixtures, Legumes, and Grass Under Irrigation as Pasture for Sheep1
- W. W. Heinemann and
- R. W. VanKeuren2
In irrigated pasture studies with sheep, alfalfa and orchardgrass-alfalfa produced the highest liveweight gains per acre. The average daily gains were higher on legumes and orchardgrass-legume mixtures than on orchardgrass slope. The ability of alfalfa to persist under grazing was shown by the excellent stands of this legume at the end of 3 years of grazing.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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